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Kris Parsons, kris@parsons-pr.com 267.909.0038

Katie Young Wildes, kywildes@womenagainstabuse.org  267.240.4960

February 14, 2019

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Women Against Abuse, Inc., Philadelphia’s leading domestic violence agency, will host its 11th Annual Dish It Up on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. ‐ 9:00 p.m. at VIE (600 N. Broad St). This event is Philadelphia’s ONLY female chef competition and attracts close to 500 business and community leaders and food aficionados. The official hashtag for the event is #DishItUp.  Tickets are $125 and available at  www.womenagainstabuse.org/events/dish-it-up.  

The event will feature unique creations from female chefs representing some of the region’s most well-known restaurants. A panel of food critics and celebrity chefs will select the winner.  The 2019 Signature Purple Cocktail, originally created especially for this event by the late well-known mixologist Katie Loeb, will be featured in her memory with the help of her mixologist colleague Meredith Maciolek, Heather deRussy, and bartender Jamie Steinberg.  Participating spirits include Bacardi Vodka, Dock Street Bar, La Colombe, and Philadelphia Distilling Company and Art in the Age (QC Scrubs). VIP reception will be catered by LALO, Jezabel’s Bakery & Naturally Sweet Desserts. 

Chefs who will be competing for the coveted 2019 Purple Dish Award (savory submissions) or Purple Dessert Award include: (as of 3/8/19)

  • Kathleen Albano • Cescaphe
  • Kiki Aranita • Poi Dog Philly
  • Roz Bratt • Homemade Goodies by Roz
  • Lynn Buono & Anney Thomas • Feast Your Eyes & Chaat and Chai
  • Abigail Dahan • Parc Restaurant
  • Doreen De Marco • American Sardine Bar          
  • Kristen Fereck • Fork
  • Vanessa Garnica • 33rd Street Hospitality
  • Rachel Klein • Miss Rachel’s Pantry
  • Julie Kline • Bar Hygge
  • Mary Lochary • The Westin
  •  Felipa Lorenzo • Vegan Commissary.

  • Brianna Mirachi • Jamonera

  • Lindsay Meehan • Red Owl Tavern
  • Ruth Scott • Cupcakes by Ruth
  • Marie Stecher • The Restaurant School
  • Diane Widjojo • Hardena

About Women Against Abuse: Women Against Abuse, Inc., is one of the largest domestic violence service providers in the country, and serves approximately12,500 individuals in Philadelphia each year through emergency housing, legal services, hotline counseling, education and advocacy. Visit www.womenagainstabuse.org for information.  

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